Current Pittsburgh Steelers compared to Thanksgiving dinner dishes

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Steelers mashed potatoes: Running backs

The first shared dish here, many people know my opinion of taking Najee Harris in the first round (long story short, they shouldn’t have). That said, the combination of him and undrafted rookie Jaylen Warren can more often than not create a powerful combination for this offense to lean on.

Similarly to this, mashed potatoes are the core of any good Thanksgiving plate. While not the star of the show, they can help elevate any dish. As well, they are a versatile component to a plate of food. While they can stand on their own, they can also be mixed with other components to create an even better dish.

Best yet, when you are looking to get through those leftovers after the holiday wraps up, mashed potatoes are a key component. While recreating your Thanksgiving plate is fine, what’s better than dumping everything into a bowl and eating it together? When you do, potatoes are the backbone of said bowl.

Both running backs are just like this. They can stand on their own, as both Harris and Warren have proven to be great players on their own at times. You can mix either into the passing game to provide a new look if need be. As well, given the struggles of the offense as a whole, the running game is usually the reason this team can move the ball and score points, just as the mashed potatoes are the backbone of the inevitable Thanksgiving bowl you make following the holiday.